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New Zealand’s Agriculture Emissions: 2006

Table 2.3

  Proportion of
total emissions (%)
Proportion of total
carbon dioxide emitted (%)
Proportion of total methane emitted (%) Proportion of total nitrous oxide emitted (%) Proportion of total HFCs, PFCs and SF6 emitted (%)
TOTAL AGRICULTURE 48  - 90 96  -
Dairy Cattle 18  - 33 40  -
  Enteric fermentation 11 - 31 - -
  Pasture manure & anaerobic lagoons <1 - 1 - -
  Pasture manure 4 - - 21 -
  Atmospheric deposition 1 - - 5 -
  Nitrogen leaching and run off 1 - - 5 -
  Anaerobic lagoons <1 - - <1 -
  Other soil emissions 2 - - 9 -
Non-dairy cattle 10 - 20 20 -
Enteric fermentation 7 - 20 - -
Pasture manure 2 - <1 12  -
Atmospheric deposition <1 - - 3 -
Nitrogen leaching and run off <1 - - 3 -
Other soil emissions <1 - - 3 -
Sheep 18 - 34 32 -
Enteric fermentation 12 - 34 - -
Pasture manure 4 - <1  22 -
Atmospheric deposition 1 - - 5 -
Nitrogen leaching and run off 1 - - 5 -
Other soil emissions <1 - - 1 -
Other livestock and other soil emissions 2  - 4 4 -

Note: All figures have been rounded. HFCs = hydrofluorocarbons, PFCs = perfluorocarbons and SF6 = sulphur hexafluoride.